Canada Work Permit

Canada Work Permit, or a Work Visa is issued to eligible overseas individuals to work in that country for a specific time period. Without a work permit, a foreign national cannot work in Canada.

Two Canadian federal departments are responsible for work permits. If a Labour Market Impact Assessment is required, the department of Employment and Social Development Canada will review the LMIA application and make a decision on whether or not it approves the application. The process of obtaining a work permit is handled by the department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Once an LMIA has been approved, you submit a work permit application to IRCC. If an LMIA is not required, you also apply to IRCC to get a work permit. The work permit provides you with the legal authority to work in Canada for a temporary period of time.

LMIA Work Permit

LMIA Work Permit

This is called as a employer specific or closed work permit. In this process the employer first needs to get a positive labour market impact assessment from ESDC. Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) is an approval from ESDC (Employment and Social Development of Canada). Only then the employer can hire foreign skilled workers in various categories through temporary foreign worker program.

To get a work permit in Canada, you must first have a job offer from a Canadian employer. You get a work permit after you already have a job waiting. You need the permit to enter the country and accept the job.

An employer-specific work permit lets you work in Canada according to the conditions on your work permit, such as. the name of the specific employer you can work for. how long you can work. the location where you can work (if applicable).

Work permit exempt:

There are some categories in which if you are coming to Canada for a short visit like as public speaker, news reporter, clergy, crew member etc. then you don’t need a work permit.

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